Best Book on Alexander the Great??





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By Timmy19th (Timmy19th) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 07:53 pm: Edit

Does anyone know what some good books on Alexander the Great are? I want to read one before the Oliver Stone film comes out in November.

By Craigk10 (Craigk10) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 07:59 pm: Edit

Considering the problem Stone has with portraying an accurate of history I don't blame you ...

By Marite (Marite) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 08:10 pm: Edit

If you want a historically accurate set of novels, try Mary Renault.

By Seleucus26 (Seleucus26) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 10:23 pm: Edit

I read one by Robin Lane Fox that was pretty comprehensive. i have no outside info on the accuracy of it, but it is written like a history book and has pretty extensive endnotes. its about 500 pgs of smaller type.

By Thedad (Thedad) on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 01:04 am: Edit

I'd give my left arm to write like Mary Renault.

What Marite said, doubled and redoubled, in spades.
For non-fiction, try Renault's THE NATURE OF ALEXANDER. For informative fiction, go with THE PERSIAN BOY.

By Timmy19th (Timmy19th) on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 03:13 pm: Edit

Thx for the recs so far. I'll probably get The Nature of Alexander, but I'll be sure to look into all of them.


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